Data Stewards know the data and, more importantly, they understand how data affects the business.
In successful data governance implementations, every one may be a data steward. We call them data citiizens - people that use data to do their jobs and care about how data affects them.
Depending on the situation, and the context, the best person to define a term, confirm a relationship, or manage a data qualiity issue may be an administrative clerk, a line of business manager, or even an IT systems owner.
These staff are not necessarailly data management specialists. Data stewardship functions may form a very small percentage of their monthly tasks.
A business friendly tool, such as the Collibra Data Governance Center, is proven to increase user buy in and support for data stewardship by manaing all necessary tasks through a single, unified interface.
Collibra dramatically increases the productivity of your data stewards by automating the process of defining, consolidating, approving and sharing data assets.
Rapid Data Discovery. Crowdsourced Data Enrichment.
Data citizens across your organization need an enterprise-wide view of data–and they need it in hours, not weeks. Collibra Catalog is a single source of intelligence for data experts and other data users who need quick access to enterprise data. And because they can tag, document, and annotate data sets in the data catalog, your data is continuously enriched–increasing the value of existing data assets and eliminating data silos.
Document How Your Data Works
The Collibra Data Dictionary documents your technical metadata–the data about your data–and how it is used. It describes the structure of a piece of data, its relationship to other data, and its origin, format, and use.
The Data Dictionary serves as a searchable repository for people who need to understand how and where data is stored and how it can be consumed. With it, you can also document roles and responsibilities and launch appropriate workflows to define, describe, and map data.
Define Your Data
For data to be meaningful, its context needs to be clear. Sounds easy, but rarely do people across the enterprise share a common understanding of even basic business terms like “customer” or “product.” And even if they do today, those meanings change over time.
The Collibra Business Glossary is a first step in creating a solid foundation to move data governance forward. It helps stakeholders across your organization collaboratively agree on the definitions, rules, and policies that define your data and manage reviews and approvals. And it makes this information easily accessible to every data citizen for faster adoption.
Operationalize Your Data
You’re probably familiar with the most common types of reference data: postal codes, currency codes, cost centers, and other data classifications. Too often, though, standards for reference data management are inconsistent, causing process breakdowns and putting trustworthy business intelligence at risk.
Collibra Reference Data helps data citizens understand and use reference data, its hierarchies, and any crosswalks mapping one code to another. With a common understanding of how data is organized, classified, and connected, data users can confidently reconcile data across operational systems for more accurate reporting and analysis.
Make Data Policies Actionable
Data privacy. Data security. Data integrity. They’re not just nice-to-haves. Today, they’re mandatory. But implementing the right data policies across your organization in a rapidly changing regulatory environment isn’t easy. Even the best policies will fail to make an impact if their logic and rules are not easily discoverable.
Collibra Policy Manager helps you create, review, and update data policies so that they are adopted and enforced across your organization. Automated workflows allow data users to design and implement policies for your data, enforce them consistently, and update them as business needs evolve.
Identify and Resolve Data Issues Quickly
For data to be used, it needs to be trusted. That’s why every data citizen needs a simple and direct way to identify data errors and see them quickly resolved.
Collibra Data Helpdesk lets any business user submit a Help Desk ticket to flag incorrect data. The system intelligently routes issues to the correct stakeholders for resolution. Data fixes across all relevant datasets are made quickly–according to established data governance controls. Data confidence, restored.
Synchronize Your Data Citizens
The right data in the right hands can help your organization thrive. But without transparent responsibilities and ownership for sharing data across the enterprise, its value will remain unrealized.
Collibra Stewardship helps you manage your data stewards so they can engage with data users across the organization and work collaboratively with them to make data governance decisions. By empowering data stewards to involve the right stakeholders, they can more effectively protect, share, and improve your data assets.
- Get up and running quickly with ready-to-use best practice models
- Use semantic search capabilities to make finding and accessing the right data blazingly fast
- Easily automate governance and stewardship tasks, define ownership structures, and establish workflows to involve the right people in data decision making
- Deliver instant access to the right data through mobile access and capabilities
- Collaborate with data stakeholders to build and maintain context around your data
- Use interactive data lineage diagrams to visually explore everything about the data, including business terms, policies, issues, relationships, and direction
- Establish a data help desk to identify and resolve data issues quickly–building confidence in your data sources
- Link to data sources, business applications, data lakes, and metadata from across your enterprise with pre-built integration templates
- Create a catalog of data so you know what you have, what it means, where you find it, and who you can call about it